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Sinagoga, Subotica

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The Jakab and Komor Square Synagogue in Subotica is a remarkable Hungarian Art Nouveau synagogue in Subotica, Serbia. It was built in 1901-1902 during the administration of the Kingdom of Hungary (part of Austria-Hungary), according to the plans of Marcell Komor and Dezső Jakab replacing a smaller and less elaborate synagogue. It is one of the finest surviving pieces of religious architecture in the art nouveau style. It served the local Neolog community.In 1974 the synagogue was designated a Monument of Culture; in 1990 it was designated a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.The synagogue has long been plagued by conservation issues, though a decade-long partnership between the government and World Monuments Fund that ended in 2010 rendered the building watertight after years of water infiltration. Work on the restoration of the facades is the next phase of work on the synagogue.OverviewThe synagogue of Subotica is the only surviving Hungarian art nouveau Jewish place of worship in the world. Erected by a prosperous Jewish community of some 3000 souls between 1901 and 1903, it highlights the double, Hungarian-Jewish identity of its builders, who lived in a multi-ethnic, but predominantly Catholic city, which was the third largest of the Hungarian Kingdom and the tenth largest of the Habsburg Empire.
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  • Stunning gem of Hungarian Art nouveau. One of its kind in Europe. Newly renovated, shining old glory... Don't miss!  more »
  • Beautiful buillding, Sinagogue built in Art Nouveau style. Has bee restaurating for years and never finished. Great potential for fantastic events and concerts, but still abandoned...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful building in the city of Subotica. Recently repaired, new paint job , completed outside walls and roof. The inside job is going on to present a unique building in whole Europe...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful building in Subotica center , outside renovation is done , inner renovation going on, fantastic place!
  • When renovation finishes it will look very nice. Worth to see it
  • It's still under renovation, but it already looks really cool from the outside.
  • Beautiful piece of architecture
  • Objekat je prepun simbolike - najčešći simbol je paunov rep kao simbol svetlosti, oivičava svetlosne otvore ili transparentne delove – poput vitraža, detaljima paunovog repa. Okrugle šare na repu percipirane su kao simbol zvezdanog neba. U tom kontekstu je ovaj ukras apriori dobar izbor koji se uklapa u simboliku šatora pod zvezdanim nebom. I mnoga druga simbolika koju je vezivao za paunov rep bila je prigodna za verski objekat, a ponajviše simbolika poziva, onima koji u objekat pristupaju, da otvore svoja srca i duše, kao što paun širi svoj rep i prikazuje ga u svoj svojoj lepoti. I svi ostali simboli imaju značaj. Tako naprimer ruža, ali i drugi cvetovi, oslikavani u objektu, nose simboliku rajske lepote , ljubavi i milosti, nepokolebljive vere i istrajnosti, te nebeskog savršenstva i dovršenosti. Isto tako i nove zore, ponovnog početka i novog nadanja. Sveprisutni listovi su imali značenje rasta, obnove i nove nade. Lale su simbol savršenstva. Ljiljani su dodatno trebali da naglase poverenje u Boga i da donesu simboliku sakralnog mira i dostojanstva. Generalno, simbolika je veoma važan i neizostavnim delo svog objekta. Ona dopušta svakom posmatraču da dodeli svoju interpretaciju prostoru ili objektu, te da na taj način dodati jednu novu dimenziju, koju može ostvariti svako sam za sebe.